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More Sig P320 drop firing stuff

I mentioned it before I took an expanded break from the interweb. And I said I was skeptical. Tactical Life has come out and said that it is not true: has confirmed that the Dallas Police Departments suspension of use of the Sig Sauer P320 was based on a miscommunication of a non-existent defect.

A blog by the name of erroneously reported that there had been a Dallas PD training incident involving Sig Sauer P320. Specifically, the blog stated that the pistol discharged as a result of being dropped during training, which was far from the truth.

The Dallas Police Department has not tested the P320 and has had no issue with the P320, Sig spokesman Jordan Hunter told Tactical-Life.

But Omaha outdoors did their own testing and found it would fire when dropped a certain way:

So, this begs the question, do you catch a dropped 320? Of course not. But get the hell out of its way.

12 Responses to “More Sig P320 drop firing stuff”

  1. HL Says:

    I have one. Looking forward to hearing something from Sig. It certainly sounds like a potentially easy fix.

    Happily, I am still looking for an X-Five!

  2. Ravenwood Says:

    I think you mean “raises the question”.

  3. Michael Says:

    Sweet, I’ll head out to my LGS in a week or two, and scour for some deals on used 320s from internet commandos panic-selling. Chances are Sig will fix this, provided it’s a real issue, especially with that shiny new Army contract just sitting there.

  4. Jim Brack Says:

    FBI picked Glock over Sig for their duty gun. Rumor has it, the Sig failed their drop test.

  5. beatbox Says:

    I’m assuming they remove the bullet from the casing when they do this.

  6. Kristophr Says:

    Rule six: Do not drop or catch a Sig P320. Throw it at the enemy.

  7. Jonathan Says:


  8. aerodawg Says:

    I’ve liked my P320s but have had some issues with light primer strikes. Now this pops up. Have been eying the CZ P10 anyway, so may be a good time to switch…

  9. Michael Quinn Says:

    A grip safety, or thumb safety, or a hammer would have prevented this problem. I’m starting to think that Browning guy might have known what he was doing.

  10. Lyle Says:

    That begs the question; how many other pistols, when the back of the slide is dropped directly onto concrete, will fire? And your AR, and other carbines with no firing pin spring; now will that do when dropped onto the muzzle?

    So now I guess we’ll see a web site decicated to forcing guns to fire when dropped in very creative ways. My bet is, most guns could be made to fire when dropped, so long as the drop is designed specifically to do so, with a full understanding of the gun’s workings. As often happens in the TV series Mythbusters, it would become a matter, not of whether it will fire, but one of what it takes to make it fire.

  11. Skip Says:

    What Lyle said..all my ARs would fail.

  12. HL Says:

    X-Five found!